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UDP data doesn't contain player name for multiplayer sessions anymore. Possible workarounds?

Discussion in 'F1 2019 - The Game' started by overspeed, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. overspeed


    So codemasters removed the driver name info from the UDP data for multiplayer sessions (due to legal/privacy concerns afaik). In the forum thread loads of people were asking for this to be returned and from the staff answers it seems that they're looking to introduce a feature where players can give explicit consent to share data like this, but that feature is not expected to be released anytime soon.
    Then one of the staff members suggested that maybe other devs might have a workaround for it. So the question is, what is the workaround? I was thinking maybe it could be enabled in one of the config files, I looked into the hardware_config file (where other UDP related settings: port, telemetry damage data restriction can be changed), but there was no variable for playername values.
    Any ideas where to look, or what could be a possible workaround?
    Here's the original codemasters thread: https://forums.codemasters.com/topic/38920-f1-2019-udp-specification
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